Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale. Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, traveling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease. • From each character to subtle background elements, everything is lovingly hand-animated. • Easy to pick up, difficult to master; enemies are vicious and numerous, hazards will easily crush your frail body, and friendly faces remain rare. • Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.

Available on

Xbox One

Xbox One


  • Co-op Local
  • Multiplayer Local- 2 players

Additional info

Published by
Heart Machine LLC

Release date

Approximate download size
1.24 GB

  • Age rating
  • Pan European Game Information



Install on your home Xbox One console plus have access when you’re connected to your Microsoft account.

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Platform: Xbox

Hooked from the opening cinematic

I thouroughly enjoyed this game. I love that it just throws you into the world with no information on where to go or what to do, just follow your instincts and things work themselves out the more you play and immerse yourself in the world within. I found that it harks back nicely to the classic Zelda games. The music is seriously a work of art, it blends in so nicely to moments in the game and really emphasises the emotion shown in the world too. The combat took a little getting used to, slash and dash mixed with gunplay made for a bit of a shakey start for me, but its simple enough once you get the hang of it. I had a good sense of acomplishment when managing to take down a room full of enemies without taking a single hit. I would recommend anyone who loves top down adventure games to give this a go, and anyone who likes being drawn into mysterious stories with hidden secrets along the way would welcome it into their game collection too. It says a lot with out saying a single word.

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Platform: Xbox


Hyper light drifter is an absolutely brilliant game with precise and fluid controls excellent combat system with slick upgrades , brilliant puzzles and clever secrets. Its like zelda, castlevania and bit of darksouls mixed together......its deep ,fun and addictive with a great sound track and great graphics 5/5

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Platform: Xbox

16bit dark souls

great game and very cheap easy to play and hard to can be difficult at points and boss fights take time. highly recommend




Platform: Xbox

All Heart 10/10

Hyper light drifter, is a great adventure! It has it all, brilliant charcters, awesome combat, rad music, mind melting visuals topped off with a huge and mysterious world to explore! fans of the retro classics will love this game! The team at heart machine blew me away with hyper light drifter its a 10/10 a must play game!!

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Platform: Xbox

Input lag and cheap design

I dont like the mechanics of this game. Input lag is at odds with the gameplay design, and overall cheapness adds nothing but artificial difficulty. Not a good indie, and certain themes are obviously copying Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind - poorly.




Platform: Xbox

Beautiful game, few tiny problems.

The entire game is beautiful, from the opening menu to the end credits. However, for a game so focused around quick reaction-based combat, it doesn't feel "smooth" enough. Most bosses are easier than some of the rooms filled with swarms of enemies. Overall, a great game definitely worth a try.

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Platform: Xbox


A Snorefest of a game, the last time I listen to games media.



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